Veteran rattan weaver Sim Buck Teik is a 'Living Heritage Treasure of Penang'. He is a second generation rattan weaver who inherited his skills from his father in their home district of Teochew, China before the family moved to Malaya.
Address: 393 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Nasi Kandar is a real Penang speciality and takes its name from the Malay word for pole or kandar. In the old days, nasi kandar vendors would carry their baskets of rice and spicy Indian Muslim curries around town balanced across their shoulder on a long pole. Customers would simply stop them, choose their food and eat along the roadside. Today's nasi kandar restaurants offer diners a mouth-watering array of curries, vegetables, fish and meat dishes.
Address: 61, Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA. ()
Explore Penang island, the 'Pearl of the Orient' from its sandy shores to quaint countryside. Stops include a cottage industry - to witness the traditional handicraft of batik painting, the countryside for introduction of tropical spices like clove and nutmeg, local fruits like durian and try rubber tapping. Visit a typical Malay Village and feel the air of tranquility, and the legendary Snake Temple, where Pit Vipers adorn the altars. Back in town, check out the duty-free OE Factory Outlet, plus an option to be dropped-off at Straits Quay shop and dine centre.
Duration of tour: 3.5 hours